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Light-Up Posy Pendant

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This instructable will show you how to make a crocheted flower pendant with a battery-powered LED center. It is a simple, quick project; the only skills it requires are basic crocheting and sewing. 

Materials:
A few yards of yarn
1 x 5mm diffused LED
Small piece of material that doesn't fray (I used scrap leather)
3 x metal head pins or a small length of wire
6" length of conductive thread
chain with clasp
3v button cell battery
regular thread
feathers or other embellishments (optional)

Tools:
needle
hot glue gun 
scissors
needle-nose pliers
small crochet hook (I used size E)
 
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Step 1: Crocheting the flower

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For my flower, I used a simple pattern and a size E hook. This can be varied to modify the finished piece.

Flower Pattern:

Ch 6, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 15 sc into ring, sl st in 1st sc.

Round 2: *Ch 3, work dc2tog over next 2 stitches, ch 3, sl st in next sc*, rep from * to * for a total of 5 times, placing last sl st in sl st from previous round.

Fasten off.


Step 2: Creating the battery pouch

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I decided to make the design for this pendant as simple as possible; for this reason, there is no switch to turn the light on and off. It uses cheap, readily available coin cell batteries (I have purchased them on eBay at about $1 for a pack of 6). When the battery is in the pouch, the light stays on; remove it to turn the pendant off.

I used scrap leather because I had some laying around, any non-fraying material will do. Fold your material in half, and cut a solid "U" shape. You should have two matching pieces.

Very cute!
ChrysN3 years ago
Nice!
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